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Can videos or animated images be paused, stopped, or hidden?


Ensure that animation on the page doesn’t distract the user from their actual goal.

Why this matters

Some people with Cognitive and Neurological disabilities, particularly Attention Deficit Disorders, can be so distracted by movement or animation that they’re unable to concentrate on the other content on the page.

How to implement


How to test

Confirm that one of the following options is true for the animation in question:

  • It is under 5 seconds in length.
  • It is not automatically played.
  • It has controls to stop the animation. (Those controls must be keyboard-accessible.)